- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Florida teenager who gained notoriety last year after her outrageous appearance on “Dr. Phil” pleaded guilty to several charges Wednesday in Delray Beach.

Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz, 14, pleaded guilty to grand theft charges, one charge of filing a false report and one count of marijuana possession during a hearing at the South County Courthouse in Palm Beach County, a local NBC affiliate reported. She will reportedly be sentenced during a hearing next month.

The criminal charges predate her appearance on Phil McGraw’s show, which propelled her to internet fame after she told the audience in a thick accent to “Cash me ousside, how bout dah?” — in other words, challenging them to a fight.

Danielle’s father, Ira Peskowitz, is trying to gain custody, saying it’s unhealthy for his daughter to live with her mother, Barbara Ann Bregoli, in California, where she can be exploited by the entertainment business.

“I am the only parent in this relationship with Danielle that is trying to see the best thing for this child,” Mr. Peskowitz told reporters after the hearing, NBC reported. “To have her be an asset to the community, to understand what love it and to understand what family is about.”

Danielle and her mother made headlines in February after they got into a physical altercation with an airline passenger.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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